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Tech varsity assessment for graduating students

Final semester performance alone will count
MAKAUT has announced that 75% marks will be on continuous internal assessments and 5% marks on attendance in the final semester

Subhankar Chowdhury   |   Calcutta   |   Published 08.07.20, 02:12 AM

The state tech university will assess graduating students only on their final semester performance and no weightage will be given to previous semesters, a university official said on Tuesday.

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) has announced that 75 per cent marks will be on continuous internal assessments and five per cent marks on attendance in the final semester. The remaining 20 per cent marks will be on home assignments of the same semester.

All private engineering and management colleges in the state are affiliated to the university.

The higher education department had on June 27 advised universities to assess graduating engineering students by giving 80 per cent weightage to the best of the aggregate of previous semester results/mid-semester results/internal assessments and 20 per cent to home assignments.

Internal assessments and home assignments of the final semester will be considered for the final assessment, Subhashis Datta, the university’s controller of examinations, said.

A BTech student in the eighth semester has appeared for three internal assessments. Two assessments were done before the lockdown and one during the lockdown. It was done online.

Colleges had made alternative arrangements for those with connectivity problems, a university official said.

“We think assessing students on the classes they have attended in the current (end) semester will ensure a fair evaluation… so, the university did not want to assess students on the results of previous semesters,” Datta said.

Colleges will keep records of home assignments, which need to be made available to the university “once the Covid-19 situation gets normal, if required”, the university has said.

“We will recheck answer scripts in case any discrepancy arises,” an official said.

Jadavpur University is still to announce the method it will follow while assessing graduating students of engineering.

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